Invasive Species Week in New York state runs from July 12 to 18 this year. The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), in collaboration with DEC, will again be hosting events across the Park to raise awareness of invasive species and to assist landowners with control, management and eradication efforts.
CAP-21 and the Old Forge Farmers’ Market will host an Ask-An-Expert booth during the Market on Friday, July 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. Continue reading
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) approved two general permits to advance New York State’s goal to combat invasive species in the Adirondack Park, according to APA Chairwoman Lani Ulrich.
The general permits are intended to assure that qualified invasive species management organizations have the ability to respond quickly to invasive species infestations.
General Permits 2015G-1 and 2014G-1A authorize a rapid response to both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. Continue reading
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police will conduct boat inspections in the Adirondacks on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17 to ensure boaters are aware of new state regulations, adopted in 2014, to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
The regulation requires boaters to remove all visible plant and animal materials from boats, trailers and associated equipment, and to drain boats prior to launching at or departing from DEC lands. Continue reading
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is seeking public comment on two general permits to advance New York State’s goal to combat invasive species in the Adirondack Park.
The general permits will streamline and expedite the Park Agency’s review process.
This will ensure qualified invasive species management organizations have the ability to quickly respond to invasive species infestations, according to APA Chairwoman Lani Ulrich. Continue reading
By Jay Lawson
CAP-21 is participating in an unprecedented agreement among 53 New York State agencies, municipal governments, property owners, lake associations, conservation groups, sporting groups and businesses that aims to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in the Adirondack region.
The agreement will help preserve clean water, increase recreation opportunities and promote tourism in Upstate New York, according to Nick Rose, CAP-21’s Executive Director. Continue reading
New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week is July 6 through 12th. Our Adirondack waterways and forests are under relentless attack from aquatic and terrestrial invasives.
Each year New York undertakes a statewide effort to inform citizens about the threat of invasive species and opportunities for action. Continue reading
CAP-21 will join forces with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) to fight the spread of Garlic Mustard within the Town of Webb by gathering a team of volunteers on the morning of Wednesday, July 10 to help pick the land-based invasives.
Volunteers are asked to take several actions prior to the initiative including researching YouTube videos on the plants and the damage they cause, take notice of patches of Garlic Mustard and notify CAP-21 with the location, or log the location directly into www.imapinvasives.org with your smart phone.
APIPP will then be able to take these locations and incorporate them into the volunteer schedule. Property owners are also encouraged to contact CAP-21 if they have any Garlic Mustard patches they want removed. Continue reading